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It may not be Sanders who defeats Clinton

Sanders supporters see the announcement of Mike Bloomberg putting in an Independent bid for the presidency should Sec. Clinton not become the Democratic nominee a sign that people fear the Sanders campaign juggernaut.

With Sanders now leading some polls in both Iowa and New Hampshire I can understand the enthusiasm in the Sanders camp but their might be another reason Mike Bloomberg is considering throwing his hat in the ring.

Another explanation is that he sees trouble ahead for Hillary Clinton. Because of his close relationship with former NYC police Chief Ray Kelly and others in the law enforcement community, he might have the inside track on the FBI investigation into the former Secretary of State’s handling of classified documents and questionable foundation-related activities. Democrats have done a fine job of completely dismissing the FBI inquiry, but the possibility that Clinton could face serious legal hurdles may be encouraging Bloomberg’s ambitions.

Source: Does Mike Bloomberg Know Something We Don’t About the Clinton FBI Probe? | The Fiscal Times

I still see his announced consideration to run as being a threat to help Sec. Clinton but Sec. Clinton being indicted is not beyond the realm of possibilities.

It’s all a part of the charade

I’ve been telling people and they won’t believe me, Trump is in Cahoots with Clinton to see that Clinton wins the White House. The biggest implication of this is in the phone call Trump had with Clinton shortly before announcing his bid.

“The tone of the call was informal, and Clinton never urged Trump to run, the four people said,” Robert Costa and Anne Gearan reported, summarizing the comments of “four Trump allies.” “Rather, they said, Clinton sounded curious about Trump’s moves toward a presidential bid and told Trump that he was striking a chord with frustrated conservatives and was a rising force on the right.”

Source: Is Donald Trump Really in Cahoots With Hillary Clinton to Hand Her the White House? — Charisma News

Read that part again,

“Clinton sounded curious about Trump’s moves toward a presidential bid and told Trump that he was striking a chord with frustrated conservatives and was a rising force on the right.”

It sure makes it sound to me like she is encouraging, at the very least, him to run. And I can’t make sense out of him calling her about his running since she would be his opponent should he make it out of the primary.

See, I don’t think he meant to make it out of the primary. I think he thought he’d make an outrageous statement anytime any bad press for Ms Clinton was airing its head in the media so as to take attention away from Ms Clinton’s problems. I also think his objective was to take the air out of the room for all other Republicans running for the nomination and keeping them off message.

I think that he originally figured his poll numbers would be so low at this point that he could bow out of the running and I think he has been trying to put off voters with all he’s said and done but instead of going down in the polls he just continues to rise.

Finally he’s realized what is happening, though, and speaks about it last week.

“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?” Trump remarked at a campaign stop at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. “It’s, like, incredible.”

Source: Donald Trump: ‘I Could … Shoot Somebody, And I Wouldn’t Lose Any Voters’ : The Two-Way : NPR

So he’s got a new strategy for pulling out. He’s going to stop campaigning. He pulls out of the last debate before the Iowa caucus giving the excuse that Megan Kelley is not fair to him and since Fox won’t pull her from the debate he’s not showing up. And also:

“Why should the networks continue to get rich on the debates?” Trump told reporters at a news conference in Marshalltown. “Why do I have to make Fox rich?”

Source: Trump says he won’t participate in GOP debate on Fox News – The Washington Post

Mark my word, Trump will be out of the race before the South Carolina primaries. He’s been looking for an out for a couple of months now.

But then we have other intrigue involving another billionaire running.

The New York Times reported on Saturday that Bloomberg is uncomfortable with the rise of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Clinton’s principal Democratic challenger, and of the prospect of real-estate mogul Donald Trump being the Republican nominee. The 73-year-old billionaire has asked advisers to draw up plans for a potential independent campaign, the newspaper reported, citing people it didn’t identify.

Source: Clinton Confident There’ll Be No Need for Bloomberg to Run – Bloomberg Politics

<Sigh!>

Bloomberg’s Everytown to Sponsor Journalism Seminar on Ethical Reporting of Gun Violence.

I can’t think of anything more disingenuous than this:

To help journalists and news organizations in the Southwest improve their reporting on guns and gun violence, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia Journalism School is organizing a two-day regional workshop April 17 and 18, 2015 for reporters, editors, news directors, photographers, producers, and bloggers. The workshop, funded by Everytown for Gun Safety, will offer independent expert briefings and specialized reporting skills training to enhance the practical ability of journalists to report on guns and gun violence knowledgeably, ethically and effectively.

via Apply Now: Covering Gun Violence | Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma.

Independent expert briefings? Will those briefings also be unbiased? This is a joke!